‘Star Wars Celebration’, a convention toasting everything great and good about George Lucas’ universe and its resurgence as a rejuvenated series, led by last year’s stellar movie The Force Awakens, was held in London this weekend. Plenty of the stars of the franchise stopped by, much to fans’ delight. Here’s what went down. Or, in Star Wars speak, “Fairly recently, in a convention centre not so far away…”
This Tusken Raider must have taken a wrong turn on his way to Tatooine but fortunately still ended up in Docklands.
Appearing alongside franchise stalwarts Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, new generation Star Wars acting talent John Boyega made a surprise appearance – fans were suitably excited – and teased about the upcoming Episode VIII, “The story is very, very interesting – to keep it kind of like secret.”
Boyega sat down with Alden Ehrenreich, who has been freshly cast as Han Solo in the new series. “You’ve got the charm stuff down, man,” Boyega told the newcomer, before assuring the crowd, “He’s got that smile like Han!”